Monday , May 27 2024

Friday femmes fatales No 4

“Where are all the female bloggers?” HERE, in my weekly “top ten.” Why “femmes fatales”? Because these are killer posts, selected for great ideas and great writing, general interest, and variety.

Lab Kat finds that living in a red state can seriously raise your blood pressure, as she hears how some of her workmates believe a traumatic late miscarriage must be an “Act of God”.

Notes from an exile, written by a Kiwi living in Canada, considers what the Waco siege reveals about America, and in particular American machismo, while Thoughts of an average woman reports how the American right extends its tentacles, assuming that those who felt for the plight of Terri Schiavo’s parents must also be anti-abortion, etc.

Saint Faron is visiting Agra, and pondering the sad decline of India since the days of Akbar, while Vixgirl, sounding remarkably like Sei Shonagon, ponders everyday pleasures and pains.

Rachie on Living for disco has also been going cultural, finding that networking across the language barrier does have its difficult moments. What’s new, pussycat is, however, remembering a small town, where the social highlight is “bumping into” someone in Woolies.

More fearful social interactions are explored by Purple Tigress on Blogcritics, as she tells how a friend struggled with the fear induced by a stalker, and Chez miscarriage ponders why a “Regular Arsehole” might be a better choice than a “Stealth Arsehole”, while Volsunga muses how a small slice of cheese can be a measure of loneliness.

If you missed last week’s edition, it is here.


Please: In the next week if you read, or write, a post by a woman blogger and think “that deserves a wider audience” (particularly someone who doesn’t yet get many hits), send me an email (natalieben at gmail dot com) or drop a comment here.

Disclaimer: the views here might not reflect my own. I’m trying to choose from as wide a range of female bloggers as possible.

About Natalie Bennett

Natalie blogs at Philobiblon, on books, history and all things feminist. In her public life she's the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.

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